·Having removed bottlenecks in their path, the government is soon to launch infrastructure projects worth Rs.200,000 crore ($32.9 billion), Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadari said.
·"We have cleared bottlenecks. Now this year we will launch projects worth Rs.2 lakh crore," Gadkari said.
·This amount will be invested in projects during the rest of the year, while infrastructure investment worth Rs.150,000 crore, held up earler by regulatory hurdles, have already been cleared, Gadkari said.
·"It is easy to construct express highways but difficult to get environment clearance. However, we are removing hurdles. We have cleared projects worth Rs.1.5 lakh crore," he added.
·"We are fast-tracking the decision making and weeding out corruption and red-tapism from government functioning besides introducing innovation," the minister said.
·India has formally applied for full membership in the energy-rich Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO), a security grouping dominated by China, and said it is "ready to assume day to day responsibilities within the context of the bloc".
Is something wrong with me? I should not be awake at this hour. The rest of the world is fast asleep. But then that’s the point I am trying to prove here – I am not like the rest of the world. For as long as I can remember, the dream had been running ahead of me. This time I have taken the lead. I am one step ahead of the dream and I will keep pressing ahead. Oh I am so done with sleeping. I am done with dreaming. I am done with watching the show with my nose pressed against the glass. I am now swinging the door open and stepping inside the arena. It has begun – the countdown to MY show. I am counting months, weeks, days, hours…and I will make them count soon.
(A page from the diary of the TestCracker of tomorrow)
It’s raining scams! After Securities scam in ’92 (More commonly known as Harshad Mehta scam) and KP scam in ’01, following the cycle of 10 years, this time, an entire exchange was fabricated on treachery of its promoters. The scam is a systematic fraud perpetrated in the commodity market by National Spot Exchange Ltd. The supposedly 5,600 CroreRs fraud came out in the public domain after NSEL failed to pay out its investors in commodity pair contracts after 31 July 2013. Let’s have a summarised look at the seedy insides of the exchange which was once a darling of the markets and the ministry too.